Marcelina Amelia is a contemporary artist who now lives and works in Brighton. Her mixed media approach to print, painting and drawing often draws inspiration from her Polish heritage, looking to religious iconography and folk tales, as well as childhood memories, the power of dreams, spirituality, sexuality, and the human condition. Her works are often an uneasy mixture of lustful darkness and adolescent innocence.
She has been featured in publications including Booooooom, Bomb, Art Maze, Create Magazine, Digital Arts, Vogue, Refinery29, The NY Times, Der Spiegel and Ballad Of Magazine and is also a founder of art-brand Mesh Studio. Marcelina launched MESH at Of Cabbages and Kings in 2017.
Marcelina exhibits both in UK and internationally. She was a featured artist at the 2017 edition of the London Illustration Fair and led The Big Draw sketch walk for Apple. In 2018 Marcelina was Saatchi Art’s featured ‘Artist in Spotlight’ at The Other Art Fair in Bristol as well as being featured artist at the Affordable Art Fair, Battersea’s Live Art event.
Rebecca Wilson, the chief curator at Saatchi Art, highlighted Marcelina as an artist to invest in at her talk at The Other Art Fair in London in 2018. In addition, Saatchi curator Monty Preston said she was “unquestionably an artist on the rise”.